A Dorset contractor has been fined after an employee fell through the roof of a building.
David Clark was one of the workers employed by Michael Fry to replace a barn roof at a farm in Winfrith, Dorset.
Mr Clark was standing on the roof of a lean-to building when it collapsed beneath him.
He fractured three vertebrae, broke a rib and couldn't work for nearly two months. He has since retrained for a different career.
Yesterday, contractor Mr Fry was charged with exposing workers to serious risk by breaching a Height Regulations Act at Weymouth Magistrates' Court.
He was fined £2,000 and made to pay costs of £9,440.
The incident happened on December 14, 2011 and was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive.
The dangers of working at a height are well known, yet poor safety standards and lack of safeguards still exist among some contractors. Employers have a legal duty to manage safety and failing to do can end in tragedy."
More top news
Friday morning's forecast for the east of the region
Friday morning's forecast for the west of the region
Simon's Blog - Winter Or Spring?